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Benefit enrollment for 2022 is approaching! Your annual open enrollment window to elect Southwestern Health Resources benefits (provided by Texas Health) is Nov. 1-Nov. 15, 2021, for benefits effective Jan. 1, 2022. This week, all benefit-eligible employees will receive a packet in the mail detailing the 2022 benefit plans.
Unlike last year, all benefit eligible employees must take action to submit elections during the Nov. 1-15 enrollment period to participate in 2022 benefits. This means that even if you do not plan to make changes to your coverage, you must submit elections during the open enrollment period.
To best assist you through open enrollment, your SWHR Human Resources team will host four benefit webinars to discuss plan changes, new offerings and answer questions.
Care N’ Care TV commercials
Medicare Annual Enrollment Period for Care N’ Care officially starts Oct. 15, and promotions have already started. In fact, TV commercials have started airing on local stations. If you want to see the commercial, be sure to follow the Care N’ Care Facebook or LinkedIn pages and it will be posted soon. We encourage you to share the CNC AEP web page at medicareadvantageyourway.com.
At Southwestern Health Resources, we care about your well-being and that of your family and the community we serve. It’s time to prepare for the 2021-2022 flu season, and we are here to help. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends that everyone 6 months and older get a flu vaccine every year with rare exceptions. Vaccination is particularly important for people who are at higher risk of serious complications from influenza (contact your provider if you are unsure if the flu vaccine is safe for you). This year, the compounding threat of a dual COVID-19 and flu infection is possible and potentially very dangerous.
Ensuring SWHR complies with federal, state and contractual requirements is a key part of Gloria Reynolds’ role as Director of Compliance and Privacy. She leads the day-to-day operations of the SWHR Compliance department and provides compliance oversight support to the Care N’ Care (CNC) Compliance department. Using her extensive experience, Reynolds also serves as the SWHR Privacy Officer.
Employees have questions about the COVID-19 vaccination policy, now in effect. Get the FAQ here.
If you are receiving your vaccine from Texas Health, first register at Ready Set Secure with these instructions if you do not have an account, then select and confirm your vaccine appointment at the Texas Health Vaccine Registration Center.
If you need assistance, please reach out to SWHRemployeehealth@texashealth.org.
Medical or religious exemptions will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis and granted as may be appropriate under the law. Requests need to be submitted by Aug. 16.
If you have additional or personal questions regarding our vaccination policy, please email our clinical Employee Health Team at SWHRemployeehealth@texashealth.org.
The new office building will bring SWHR employees together in one centralized place to create a more collaborative work environment. Check out these helpful resources that will tell you more about what it will be like to work in Farmers Branch.
The physician’s time is split between desktop medicine (administration) and face-to-face medicine. More than two-thirds of desktop medicine is dedicated to clinical documentation.
“I would wager that physicians got into the practice of medicine to spend more time with patients and less time with charts,” said Ren Mullinix, SWHR’s Risk Adjustment Vice President. “The Risk Adjustment team works to make clinical documentation easier and more understandable.”